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For those of you that are new comers…

I love surprises. I love post. So what better way to celebrate than with a monthly subscription to a little box of delights?

A monthly (or more) box of joy containing surprises of your choice.
For me this is quickly becoming something of an obsession.

The best bit about these boxes is that there is something for everyone and they are gathering so much in popularity that they are becoming more and more bespoke and soon you will be able to get a box for every whim! I personally can’t wait for a perfect confectionery/stationary box to come out.

The basic gist of it is that you subscribe to a monthly price (some sites let you buy in packs of 3 or 6 month blocks) to a box of treats or things you’d enjoy. Then every month you get a box of products based around what you wanted (for example a lot of the beauty boxes ask you to fill in a beauty profile to closer gauge what to send you, or a food box ask you your dietary requirements). Some sites ask for you to fill in reviews of the products and give you points for doing so, eventually leading to a free or discounted box.

As I am becoming obsessed (ok, you got me, already obsessed!) I decided to write some reviews to help those that are looking for a box. I currently subscribe to four boxes regularly and am always on the lookout for discounts or offers to test boxes out to uh see if I would subscribe to them regularly, so if there’s one that particularly piques your interest, let me know and I will see if I can review it for you!

And now, onto the review…

Today I am reviewing the Gathered Gifted Box.

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The Gathered Gifted box comes is 9 varieties all available on their website. There is the women’s lifestyle, Men’s lifestyle, Children’s lifestyle and more, but today I am reviewing the Whimsical type!DSC_0246

Gathered Gifted starts with this quote on their site, and it really sums them up nicely:

Gifts for a Whimsical Life

Heirlooms of Tomorrow

We look for beauty, comfort and quality in our gifts.

Clothes that get better with time,

Jewellery that lasts forever

& homewares that make everyday special

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Above is the little note I got with the box. A very nice and personal touch! So, what did I get this time…

  1. Victoria Sponge Candle

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This smelled so, so promising. Smelled just like cake.

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I lit and I waited… and I couldn’t smell that awesome scent that had been there when the wick wasn’t lit! However the candle came with a couple of recipes under the lid, it was a really nice touch and I loved the idea of this – I love a vintage style good!

A beautiful candle and a lovely lovely initial scent, but unfortunately it didn’t resonate into the air.

  1. Poodle Mug

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What a funky design! A lovely mug. Exactly what it looks like 🙂

  1. Felt Clouds

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Well, I couldn’t really get what these were supposed to be for at the beginning, but later on i was informed that they were little cloud coasters, and perfect for a tea party or coffee afternoon.

and the scores on the doors are…

Value for money: 2.5/5 For £20 per box I don’t believe that the box really delivers enough content for this. Though the products are full size, which is not always something that subscription boxes cater too.

Product Relevance to Me: 2/5 – You could literally get anything in these boxes! And because of that it’s very hard to pin down the product relevance, though if all your looking for is a different kind of subscription that’s a bit of fun – this is for you!

Product Quality: 5/5 When all is said and done, this really is a lovely little box, and the products are made with the utmost quality.

Shipping: 4/5 – Just the usual £3.95, though with the slightly chipped condition mine arrived in, perhaps they could do with some extra bubble wrap!

Overall Stars: Probably a 2.5/3 out of 5 for me. I would love to have another box just to see the difference, but certainly wouldn’t be a regular subscriber.

Would I subscribe to this? I’m afraid this one is just not for me. A little too on the quirky side! However, the women’s lifestyle one looks far more up my street.

Notes: This really is a different box. Though it wasn’t my cup of tea, the idea behind it is so lovely and charming. Definitely more thoughtful than some of the more mainstream boxes!

You can order your Gathered Gifted Box here:

http://gatheredhandmade.co.uk/gatheredgifted/

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For those of you that are new comers…

I love surprises. I love post. So what better way to celebrate than with a monthly subscription to a little box of delights?

A monthly (or more) box of joy containing surprises of your choice.
For me this is quickly becoming something of an obsession.

The best bit about these boxes is that there is something for everyone and they are gathering so much in popularity that they are becoming more and more bespoke and soon you will be able to get a box for every whim! I personally can’t wait for a perfect confectionary/stationary box to come out.

The basic gist of it is that you subscribe to a monthly price (some sites let you buy in packs of 3 or 6 month blocks) to a box of treats or things you’d enjoy. Then every month you get a box of products based around what you wanted (for example a lot of the beauty boxes ask you to fill in a beauty profile to closer gauge what to send you, or a food box ask you your dietary requirements). Some sites ask for you to fill in reviews of the products and give you points for doing so, eventually leading to a free or discounted box.

As I am becoming obsessed (ok, you got me, already obsessed!) I decided to write some reviews to help those that are looking for a box. I currently subscribe to four boxes regularly and am always on the lookout for discounts or offers to test boxes out to uh see if I would subscribe to them regularly, so if there’s one that particularly piques your interest, let me know and I will see if I can review it for you!

And now, onto the review…

Today I am reviewing Flavour Full Stop Box.

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The Flavour Full Stop company is dedicated to providing a box full of artisan foods. The booklet that comes with the box is impeccably put together and almost has the feeling of your favourite magazine running through it.  Each month they do a themed box and source the goods from around the UK. It even has 2 lovely recipes on the back using a few of the ingredients from the box.

FFS doesn’t put prices of the goods on their brochure, but they provide the links to each of the businesses so that you can purchase more of their food if you want. It’s all about promoting British companies.

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This month’s goods (California Dreaming) were based around the fact that it’s thanksgiving, and what products could the UK give that would contribute to a thanksgiving meal. So, what did I get this time…

  1. Doorstop Baking – Double Chocolate Brownie Mix

This is absolutely amazing! So ridiculously easy to use and really easy when you’re in a tight spot and you need to whip up a yummy snack ASAP! Also, Such a great present for anyone. Busy mums especially, I’m sure they still want to impress with their baking skills, they just haven’t got the time!

I made mine for a friends birthday in work, they went in seconds. Before they went though, me and my boyfriend had a sneaky bite of these when they were still warm. Absolutely delicious! If I was choosing I’d definitely choose one without nuts, but otherwise, absolutely great! And, I get a jar out of it – result! Impromptu Christmas decoration? I think so!DSC_0235

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  1. The Market Wraps – Louisiana’s BBQ Sauce

Homemade sauce is the best, and you certainly get the feel of it from this.  But all the taste of the best sauces around. As a veggie I knew I wouldn’t get much use out of it, but me and my other half found an ingenious way to make it work. Bacon Sandwiches. His were real, mine were quorn and they went down a treat! A real change from Tomato sauce or brown sauce, the perfect authentic taste of BBQ on your bacon!

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  1. Keen – Almond Butter Pumpkin Spice

I am not a huge fan of Almond butter after a short Paleo stint, however, this was absolutely delicious in my porridge! A teaspoon of this in plain porridge is an absolute delight. And for those of you avoiding peanut butter, this is a more flavoured almond butter with the added streak of pumpkin running through it.

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  1. Square Root London – Root Beer

What can I say? A really truly traditional root beer that tastes great whatever the weather outside!

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  1. Sugar 245 – Peanut Butter and Jelly Marshmallows

Ingenious. These were the softest, lightest but most flavoursome marshmallow I have ever tasted. And I love marshmallow. The best bit for me about this is that it tasted handmade. It didn’t taste or feel like a mass produced product, it was a little bite of a fluffy cloud.

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  1. Manfood – Bread & Butter Pickles

I must confess I can’t do this one any justice. Me and my partner dislike pickles so we couldn’t test them out. However, we found a willing subject in my dad (AKA the dustbin) and this was right up his street. He said he could literally add them to any kind of sandwich. Hot, Cold, Bun, Roll, Sliced bread and the list goes on. Not only that but they are helpfully cut down into perfectly easy cocktail stick dipping sixe! (yes, he ate them on their own…) Hot dogs, Cheese Sandwiches and burgers galore!

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and the scores on the doors are…

Value for money: 4/5 Although the value for money is fairly highly rated I have to admit that this is not a box for those on a budget. Starting at £30 per box, the food is all about quantity, but not for those looking for a cheaper monthly commitment.
Appearance: 5/5 – Exactly what you’d expect from an artisans box!
Product Relevance to Me: 3/5 – I wasn’t sure how to fairly score this one, because for me as a slightly fussy eater, this box isn’t for me. But if you’re the type of person looking for high quality foods with a bit of flair, it would certainly be a 5 out of 5!
Product Quality: 5/5 p without a doubt the easiest 5 I’ve ever given.
Shipping: 3/5 – this is an additional burdensome £5, which for those on a tight budget may seem a little steep. But the box is packaged unbelievably well, with no products damaged, and the box is really quite heavy!

Would I subscribe to this? Maybe one day! When I can afford the £30 I absolutely would. the gifts are so lovely and it really is a way to get the smaller but most beautiful British companies out there.

Notes: This really is a dedicated box. I know I’ve put a slight emphasis on the money, but what I can’t emphasize enough is how truly worth it these boxes are.

You can order your Flavour Full Stop Box here:

http://www.flavourfullstop.com/

For those of you that are new comers…

I love surprises. I love post. So what better way to celebrate than with a monthly subscription to a little box of delights?

A monthly (or more) box of joy containing surprises of your choice.
For me this is quickly becoming something of an obsession.

The best bit about these boxes is that there is something for everyone and they are gathering so much in popularity that they are becoming more and more bespoke and soon you will be able to get a box for every whim! I personally can’t wait for the new Paleo box to come out.

The basic gist of it is that you subscribe to a monthly price (some sites let you buy in packs of 3 or 6 month blocks) to a box of treats or things you’d enjoy. Then every month you get a box of products based around what you wanted (for example a lot of the beauty boxes ask you to fill in a beauty profile to closer gauge what to send you, or a food box ask you your dietary requirements). Some sites ask for you to fill in reviews of the products and give you points for doing so, eventually leading to a free or discounted box.

As I am becoming obsessed (ok, you got me, already obsessed!) I decided to write some reviews to help those that are looking for a box. I currently subscribe to four boxes regularly and am always on the lookout for discounts or offers to test boxes out to uh see if I would subscribe to them regularly, so if there’s one that particularly piques your interest, let me know and I will see if I can review it for you!

 

And now, onto the review…

Today I am reviewing JoggBox

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I cannot explain how much love I have for this box. I know there are speciality boxes out there, but this one is perfectly aimed at runners. Whatever your distance, there is something helpful in there for you.

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The idea behind the JoggBox is that you get the newest running products on the market to test. This can range from accessories to nutrition to health products. So, what did I get this time…

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If you want to see a bit more of a description of the product, scroll down to the menu card that came in the box!

 

1. The Miracle teas – RRP £8.99 for a box

So good. these are lovely refreshing teas to help you to recover, or if you don’t fancy the hard work, they are just a nice brew!

2. Beetroot Shot – £25 for 15

I am sorry to say I just could not face this! I love beetroot in a salad, but I did a lot of juicing at one stage and couldn’t stand the earthy taste of the juices, so I handed this one on to my fitness freak friend and she loved it!

3. JoggBox Bottle

This is an ingenious little thing. It is supposed to hang off your running trousers, but once the bottle is filled it’s a little heavy and often drops off, and just gets in the way. But, it is absolutely awesome for carrying around. Just a really handy shape. Love it.

 

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A plethora of drinks, juices, shakes and gels! I won’t do these individually because they are more or less the same! But I got lots of different things, for recovery, for mid-race, for energy before running and for protein. I now have a mug full of these waiting for every run I do!

 

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This had to be my most favourite part of the box.

4. Flex Tape – £5.99 per packet

This is brilliant, thank goodness I haven’t actually had to use it, but I love it’s funky colours and I’m sure it will come in handy at one point or another (especially with a keen footballer boyfriend!)

5. Sports Wash – £4 per bottle

This was great. The JoggBox came just before a 10K I was running with my boyfriend, and the weather was horrendous. We had mud up to our knees! This was worked brilliantly on our trainers, socks and trousers and my trainers came out looking brand new.

 

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6. Pulsin Protein Snack – RRP £17 for 18 bars

This was YUM. So good, we ate this just before our 10K and was the perfect pick me up.

7. Foot Rubz – RRP £6

This. Is. Am-a-zing. So good for rubbing all the knots out in my feet and hands. And great for a chronic fiddler as myself, I keep it on my desk at work.

 

Bits and bobs from the box:

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Also, really nice personal touch; JoggBox sent me an awesome little card in the box:

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and the scores on the doors are…

Value for money: 5/5 (this box is just £15 a month for all these goodies!)
Appearance: 4/5
Product Relevance to Me: 5/5 (As long as you are a runner (or swimmer, or cyclist!) this box is relevant to you)
Product Quality: 5/5 (everything was fab)
Shipping: 5/5 (Shipping included? Yes Please!)

Would I subscribe to this? Absolutely, Yes. And I encourage everyone to do so.

Notes: A great service all round. Absolutely love the feeling I get from this box. Can’t wait to see what else is in store.

You can order your JoggBox here:

https://joggbox.com/shop/joggbox/

 

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For those of you that are new comers…

I love surprises. I love post. So what better way to celebrate than with a monthly subscription to a little box of delights?

A monthly (or more) box of joy containing surprises of your choice.
For me this is quickly becoming something of an obsession.

The best bit about these boxes is that there is something for everyone and they are gathering so much in popularity that they are becoming more and more bespoke and soon you will be able to get a box for every whim! I personally can’t wait for the new Paleo box to come out.

The basic gist of it is that you subscribe to a monthly price (some sites let you buy in packs of 3 or 6 month blocks) to a box of treats or things you’d enjoy. Then every month you get a box of products based around what you wanted (for example a lot of the beauty boxes ask you to fill in a beauty profile to closer gauge what to send you, or a food box ask you your dietary requirements). Some sites ask for you to fill in reviews of the products and give you points for doing so, eventually leading to a free or discounted box.

As I am becoming obsessed (ok, you got me, already obsessed!) I decided to write some reviews to help those that are looking for a box. I currently subscribe to four boxes regularly and am always on the lookout for discounts or offers to test boxes out to uh see if I would subscribe to them regularly, so if there’s one that particularly piques your interest, let me know and I will see if I can review it for you!

And now, onto the review…

Today I am reviewing Wiineme

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Well isn’t this just a perfect Friday night, work week was crap, need to relax and unwind box?

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So, in this box I received 2 reds and a white. The reds were: Pabillons de fauried de souchard, Voyage de lanessan and the white: Chateau guiraud.

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I am not much of a wine connoisseur, so I can’t tell you much more than these are all delicious.

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So since I can’t tell you anything about the wine, let me tell you about the box and the service.

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The box was so well protected, the packaging was perfect. and even though the bow was heavy, it was very easy to handle:

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 The cost is £49 for 3 bottles a month or £36 for 2. It also comes with a handy little guide to the wine! Which for novices like me is amazing.

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They also have come up with a new idea that will be implemented in a few months that is a learn about wine, where you get lessons with each box and you get to learn about them with 3 bottles a month!

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I really love the idea of this box, and it actually makes me wish I drank more wine! A least when visitors visit I am a little more knowledgeable now!

and the scores on the doors are…

Value for money: 4/5
Appearance: 4/5
Product Relevance to Me: 5/5 (the wines were yum, yum, yum! What more is there to say?)
Product Quality: 4/5
Shipping: 5/5 (Shipping included? Yes Please!)

Would I subscribe to this? No, but only because I’m not a regular drinker!

Notes: What a friendly seeming service, and if I was going to choose a wine box (though I am slightly biased) it would be this one! Especially with the future lessons coming up, that would be a nice party trick!

You can order you Wiineme here:

https://www.wiine.me/

For those of you that are new comers…

I love surprises. I love post. So what better way to celebrate than with a monthly subscription to a little box of delights?

A monthly (or more) box of joy containing surprises of your choice.
For me this is quickly becoming something of an obsession.

The best bit about these boxes is that there is something for everyone and they are gathering so much in popularity that they are becoming more and more bespoke and soon you will be able to get a box for every whim! I personally can’t wait for the new Paleo box to come out.

The basic gist of it is that you subscribe to a monthly price (some sites let you buy in packs of 3 or 6 month blocks) to a box of treats or things you’d enjoy. Then every month you get a box of products based around what you wanted (for example a lot of the beauty boxes ask you to fill in a beauty profile to closer gauge what to send you, or a food box ask you your dietary requirements). Some sites ask for you to fill in reviews of the products and give you points for doing so, eventually leading to a free or discounted box.

As I am becoming obsessed (ok, you got me, already obsessed!) I decided to write some reviews to help those that are looking for a box. I currently subscribe to four boxes regularly and am always on the lookout for discounts or offers to test boxes out to uh see if I would subscribe to them regularly, so if there’s one that particularly piques your interest, let me know and I will see if I can review it for you!

And now, onto the review…

Today I am reviewing the Fragrance Discovery Club.

The Box

The Box

First off I would just like to say, what a bloody brilliant idea!

I am most definitely one of those women, who goes for the more well-known names in perfume, because I just have no idea what I want, or what smells good on me. This rarely works. Not just because the majority of the time I can’t afford to do it, but perfume smells different on different people. What smell glorious on the lady that works next to you in the office, won’t necessarily smell great on you. Something to do with PH levels in the skin and what not.

The main point here is, sampling the perfumes at my own leisurely pace would be fab.

Welcome to the Fragrance Discovery Club!

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From their website

At only £20 a year, it’s a bargain for the amount of lovely little samples you get in your box. Not only that, but you’re saving yourself money by not buying perfumes that wouldn’t really suit you anyway.  This little box really comes into its own if you don’t know what ‘Perfume Personality’ you are. Turns out I am a lover of the darker perfumes as you will see from my review.

To that end, I have separated the reviews into the good, the average and the ‘not for me’. Because it may be great for someone else. You know, if your PH levels are right…

So, in this box I received:

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The Good…

Solo Loewe Sport For Men (Made my boyfriend try this, smells so good! A lovely masculine musk that stays on really well, but isn’t too heavy)

Guerlain parfum petite robe noire (My absolute favourite of the box! I will definitely be buying this! It’s not to light and sweet as that’s not my style, but it’s not as dark as i usually go for. Perfect, and my boyfriend noticed i was wearing it which is a definite thumbs up!)

Valentino Uomo – (A close second favourite, my usual type of dark musky perfumes, this is also i will be investing in)

Alien, Thierry Mugler (I already knew I liked this one, I have some other perfumes from this range. Extravagant with hints of darkness, people always know when I have this on!)

The Average…

Lacoste (well, what can you say. I don’t hate it, I don’t love it. Probably one i would keep in my handbags in emergencies)

The Not for Me…

Givenchy, Very Irresistible (Not for me, far too girly and light. Reminds me of touch of pink)

Elie Saab, (Again, not for me. Too light and if I’m honest, something I’d attribute to a lady older than I!)

I’m not going to explain each and every one, as it’s different for all, so I just put a brief little description next to each one. The more important things is the box…

and the scores on the doors are…

And so, in summary:

Value for money: 5/5
Appearance: 4/5
Product Relevance to Me: 3/5 (the perfumes were hit and miss, but that’s kind of the point… so maybe this is actually a 5?)
Product Quality: 5/5
Shipping: 4/5

Would I subscribe to this? Yes!

Notes: I will be signing up for this immediately after writing this review! Plus you get £5 off any of the full size versions of the samples you buy.  This, in my opinion, is the best way to find your perfect perfume (even if you do end up taking preference to the most expensive ones… Looks like we’ll be going without food for a while…)

You can order you Fragrance Discovery Club Boxes here: http://www.thefragranceshop.co.uk/discovery-home.aspx

Written for http://www.allsubscriptionboxes.co.uk

For those of you that are new comers…

I love surprises. I love post. So what better way to celebrate than with a monthly subscription to a little box of delights?

A monthly (or more) box of joy containing surprises of your choice.
For me this is quickly becoming something of an obsession.

The best bit about these boxes is that there is something for everyone and they are gathering so much in popularity that they are becoming more and more bespoke and soon you will be bale to get a box for every whim! I personally can’t wait for the new Paleo box to come out.

The basic gist of it is that you subscribe to a monthly price (some sites let you buy in packs of 3 or 6 month blocks) to a box of treats or things you’d enjoy. Then every month you get a box of products based around what you wanted (for example a lot of the beauty boxes ask you to fill in a beauty profile to closer gage what to send you, or a food box ask you your dietary requirements). Some sites ask for you to fill in reviews of the products and give you points for doing so, eventually leading to a free or discounted box.

As I am becoming obsessed (ok, you got me, already obsessed!) I decided to write some reviews to help those that are looking for a box. I currently subscribe to four boxes regularly and am always on the look out for discounts or offers to test boxes out to uh see if I would subscribe to them regularly, so if there’s one that particularly piques your interest, let me know and I will see if I can review it for you!

And now, onto the review…

Today I am reviewing the Flavourly Box.

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I am not a subscriber to the flavourly box, but I saw it on offer for just £4 (pulse £2 p&p) on Groupon, and I’m a sucker for a deal, so I went for it.

I was very excited when it arrived in the post 3 days after I had ordered it. Especially when it had this on the box…

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So, in this ‘tester’ box, I received the following…

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Bacon and maple syrup popcorn
Sweet Potato Crisps
Apple crisps
Luxury Peanut Butter
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Bites
Food Kit 1
Food Kit 2
Olives

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So, the sweet potato crisps (lightly salted) were actually surprisingly close to normal crisps, and super yum. I actually don’t eat white potato, so these may be my solution to not being able to have crisps!

The apple crisps were nice. Not excellent, and unfortunately not as nice as the Tyrell’s apple crisps, but on the flip side they are healthier.

Now, the bacon/maple syrup popcorn was a strange one. I am a vegetarian, but only through disliking the taste of meat, so I always try things like this. My boyfriend absolutely loved these, I was sat on the fence though. I absolutely loved my first tase, and then realised that more was not more. Less was more. But the actual quality of the popcorn was great. I was definitely reserved about tasting this particular flavour combination, but it was certainly better than I anticipated, and I would buy them for a movie night.

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Now, these were the concept I found very interesting. The cardboard boxed ingredients are a branch of flavourly, and I actually got a half price discount for my first box, so I will definitely be reviewing that later. So the idea is that they provide the flavourful ingredients to create top chef food in next to no time. With a few ingredients purchased by you, this is definitely a concept for the time poor. Ingenious I think. Both of these packs were for curry (I’m going to use the red Thai curry one when my half-Thai bestie comes round). They come with ingredient and recipe cards with a handy tearaway shopping list at the bottom. My boyfriend and I both work over full time jobs, so this is ideal. I love the idea and the little pots are packed with flavour. I can’t wait to try the full box of this.

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I am afraid this particular picture will be slightly harder to review, as we have given up chocolate for lent! But I love raspberry and I love dark chocolate, so it’s not too hard to imagine how I will review that particular product!

My favourite goodie from this pack is the peanut butter. Although I haven’t tried it as it’s peanut butter infused with chocolate (I know, I had palpitations too) I am too excited to try this on my toast on Easter morning. It looks beyond decadent.

The olives were my pick of the box (sorry peanut butter!). They were absolutely yum! And at only 50 calories a pack I will be buying these as a snack for work. I’m lucky my boyfriend doesn’t like olives and I got to eat the whole packet to myself, can’t say I was too disappointed! They come in all different flavours and are so handy in their little packets. Great for lunch boxes!

and the scores on the doors are…

And so, in summary:

Value for money: 3/5
Appearance: 4/5
Product Relevance to Me: 3/5
Product Quality: 5/5
Shipping: 4/5

Would I subscribe to this? No

Notes: I knocked down the value for money due to there not being quite as many products in as I’d like there to be if I was paying full price (but that may change if I didn’t have a tester box, I don’t know)
Also, I’ve taken off a few points for relevance to me, as there is no option to say if you are vegetarian or not. Only a small thing, but other companies are offering this.
Overall, definitely a promising company, but they’ll have to change a few things before I start choosing this over my other foodie subscription boxes.

You can order or gift Flavourly boxes here: https://www.flavourly.com

Written for http://www.allsubscriptionboxes.co.uk

I love surprises. I love post. So what better way to celebrate than with a monthly subscription to a little box of delights?

A monthly (or more) box of joy containing surprises of your choice.
For me this is quickly becoming something of an obsession.

The best bit about these boxes is that there is something for everyone and they are gathering so much in popularity that they are becoming more and more bespoke and soon you will be bale to get a box for every whim! I personally can’t wait for the new Paleo box to come out.

The basic gist of it is that you subscribe to a monthly price (some sites let you buy in packs of 3 or 6 month blocks) to a box of treats or things you’d enjoy. Then every month you get a box of products based around what you wanted (for example a lot of the beauty boxes ask you to fill in a beauty profile to closer gage what to send you, or a food box ask you your dietary requirements). Some sites ask for you to fill in reviews of the products and give you points for doing so, eventually leading to a free or discounted box.

As I am becoming obsessed (ok, you got me, already obsessed!) I decided to write some reviews to help those that are looking for a box. I currently subscribe to four boxes regularly and am always on the look out for discounts or offers to test boxes out to see if I would subscribe to them regularly, so if there’s one that particularly piques your interest, let me know and I will see if I can review it for you!

Today I am reviewing the Birch Box.

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I’ve done this straight after my last post on the Glossy Box as these two are very similar, in price, products and ideals.

The difference firstly is that Birch Box asks you to fill in a beauty questionnaire to better suit you to the products they send out. This is my first box so I can’t say it’s working for sure, but I look forward to finding out.

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In this months box I received:

Benefit Stay Don’t Stray
Dr. Brandt Pores No More
Molton Brown Hand Cream
Korres Citrus Body Milk
English Laundry Parfum
Candy Rock

Plus the opportunity to enter two give always and a voucher for a soap and glory brow pen when you visit one of their make up booths.

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The benefit stay don’t stray was a hit with me before I used it. I love benefit make up. Although it was a small sample, I will certainly be saving this for when I need to impress, it works like a dream.

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The citrus body milk was a little bit of a flop. The smell was not at all powerful enough, although the size of the sample was pleasing. Certainly not something I will be using in the future, and the lotion isn’t even thick enough for me to squirrel this away in my handbag to use as hand cream.

The pores no more is a close runner up to product of the month for Birch Box. A definite luxury, this costs £36 for its full size counter part. However, I noticed that my skin looked great and my make up stayed on better for longer after using this. Certainly one for applying on days I know I will have my picture taken.

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I was certainly impressed with the Molton Brown hand cream, with a smell of rose and rhubarb you’d think it odd but the scent is glorious! I will be sticking this in my main hand bag and be ceremoniously inhaling the scent off my hands after every application. I only wish the sample was bigger!

And my product of the month for Birch Box was the English Laundry Parfumerie. I surprised myself with this one as I generally tend to stick to the scents I know, but this was stunning. Without a doubt I will be purchasing this in full size. Beautiful.

Also worth mentioning is the much loved stick of rock I received (my boyfriend loved this, I unfortunately am strictly paleo at the moment!) and the cute draw string bag that all the products arrived in.

The birch box costs £10 a month (plus £2.75 p&p) so is definitely one of the cheaper subscriptions out there.

And so, in summary:

Value for money: 4/5
Appearance: 3/5
Product Relevance to Me: 3/5
Product Quality: 5/5
Shipping: 4/5

Would I subscribe to this? Yes!

Notes: I miss the full size products that Glossy box offer, but in terms of quality products, this sure does contain some powerful players.

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